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. >> on wednesday we didn't have that crowd. 9:00 a.m. on a wednesday. >>> the scandal grows. the head of scotland yard resigns on the same day london police arrest a star of rupert murdoch's media empire. >>> the new mystery surrounding casey anthony. where is she after walking out of jail now a free woman? >>> and sudden death. an exhilarating women's world cup decided on the final kick. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. the growing fallout from great britain's newspaper phone hacking scandal gained new momentum today, claiming two major figures. including scotland yard's top cop. tonight the woman who until recently ran rupert murdoch's newspaper holdings in the uk is under arrest. and the head of the london police department has abruptly resigned amid questions over his department's pursuit of the case. all this being followed very closely in this country, which is home to some of the crown jewels of murdoch's now damaged media empire. nbc's stephanie gosk is in london tonight with late developments for us in the case. stephanie, good evening. >> reporter: good ev
intense pressure after it emerged that scotland yard hired a former "news of the world" editor as a media consultant in 2009. the same year investigators decided not to further pursue the phone hacking case. the former editor, neil wallace, was arrested last week in connection with the scandal. >> i have a suggestion that we must have suspected the alleged involvement of mr. wallace in phone hacking. let me say unequivocally that i did not and have no reason to do so. >> reporter: even with the head of police preparing to step down, scotland yard continues to make arrests. today, it was rebekah brooks, former head of rupert murdoch's newspaper arm here in the uk, who resigned herself on friday. it was just a week ago that murdoch flew to london and stood by her side, all smiles. brooks had a meteoric rise at the company, becoming editor of "news of the world" when she was only 32. it was in 2002, with brooks at the paper's helm, that "news of the world" reporters allegedly hacked the phone of murdered teenager milly dowler. a case that shocked and infuriated this country. brooks denies an
to determine a cause. >>> new information is surfacing about how much scotland yard should have known years about about the newspaper scandal. for four years, 11,000 pages about the scandal apparently sat in the evidence room of the police service in england. apparently no one decided to read them. that's despite the fact that senior officials with scotland yard reported during that time from 2006 to 2010 that there was no evidence of a widespread scandal. and now the testimony that emerged this week indicates that it might not have been by accident that police and the news organization may have co-luted to limit the investigation. >>> casey anthony is a free woman tonight after walking out of jail about two hours ago. it's been 11 days since a jury acquitted the woman of killing her 2-year-old daughter caylee. with time served, tonight she completed her sentence for lying to law enforcement officers. anthony was reportedly slipped out of the jail secretly instead of being marched out the front doors. the case has sparked outrage. >>> coming up next at 11:00, what spurred a major supermarke
., but more could be in line. scotland yard has come under heat. sir paul steephenson answered questions. >> i have not acted inappropriately. >> reporter: police deny any wrongdoing after he received a free retreat in an expensive spa where neil wallace was a pr correspondent. wallace, arrested in the scandal. and "new york times" reports 11,000 pages of handwritten notes, naming 4,000 celebrities, politicians, sports stars, police officials and victims of crime, whose phones may have been hacked by the "news of the world," have sat in a police evidence room. now stars including david beckham and paul mccartney reportedly claim they are among these names. while british actor jude law has claimed his phone was hacked while in the u.s. legal experts say this opens the way to possible prosecution in the u.s. where the fbi is already investigating allegations of phone hacking family member of 9/11 victims. >> up until a few weeks ago this was just a british problem. but with the resignation of the publisher of "the wall street journal," you've seen no part of rupert murdoch's media empire appears
, celebrities, even murder victims. just this morning another top scotland yard official was forced to call it quits. nbc's stephanie gosk is in london with an update. stephanie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, lester. that makes two high-level officials at scotland yard resigning in less than 24 hours amidst allegations they mishandled the accusations into phone hacking. the police chief himself and his deputy resigning. the casualties in this scandal just continue to pile up. london's top cop resigned under pressure after they hired a media consultant in 2009. the former editor, neil wallace, was arrested for his connections with the phone hacking scandal last week. in stepping down, stevenson denied any wrongdoing. >> i have heard suggestions that we must have suspected the alleged involvement of mr. wallace's phone hacking. let me say unequivocally that i did not and had no reason to do so. >> reporter: stevenson says he quit because he's become a distraction for scotland yard, which has been criticized for its handling of the phone hacking investigation. among the accusations,
as scotland yard alleges, murdoch's company may have broken u.s. law. >> news corp is an american corporation and they are bound by american laws regardless of where the offense takes place. >> reporter: u.s. politicians are also latching on to an unconfirmed report from an unnamed source that "news of the world" hacked phones belonging to 9/11 victims. >> anyone who did this really forget the legality, just in terms of the morality of this is just beyond the pale. >> reporter: the 9/11 allegation appeared on sunday in light of congressional concerns, we called news international, the subsidiary and they told us they have seen no evidence that those allegations are true. >> stephanie gosk in london this morning. thanks as always. martin bashir, it's good to have you here. sometimes when i have you, i like to ask the simplest question first because i like your take. you spend a lot of time as a journalist in the u.k. and here in the united states. >> i worked for the sunday times between 1984 and 1985. >> as you've watched this story unfold over the last month or so, what jumps out at you? >>
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